Interesting! I wish I'd known he was there as that's in my neck of the woods (I live about 1 hr drive south of there). For those of you who don't know, I run a fan site for the show (that hasn't been updated in awhile) and have my interview with Botswick posted on there. Those who would like to read it can find it here: http://www.angelfire.../bostwick2.html.
Hard to believe it's been 10 years now since I interviewed him (though all the Shazam-relevant info is as timely as ever).
Oh that is great! I had seen this site but didn't know you ran it. Good to know. Great interview and I really like the site. Yeah, any complaints he had mostly came from the dismissal which, as far as I'm concerned, were unjustified since Filmation lost the case and had to pay him for the remainder of the show plus residuals. Clearly they weren't sympathetic to his injury and just wanted the show to keep moving.
And no disrespect to John Davey, but he was NEVER Captain Marvel in my eyes. Zero personality; Zero physical shape to sell the part; and zero acting chops to give a believable performance. Plus Davey had a noticeable gut and little feet. When I got to the shows on DVD where he took over, that immediately explained why I quit watching the series back then and why I have no interest in watching it without Jackson Bostwick today. Jackson IS Captain Marvel! He was in amazing shape and he believed in the role. Davey looked like a nearby carpenter they borrowed to keep the production running for us "dumb kids". Turns out we weren't so dumb. Plus I didn't care for Michael Gray doing the moral portions. His body language was always poor in those scenes, like he didn't want to do it. To me that should have always been reserved for Captain Marvel.
And I can completely see why Jackson has some friction with Gray and Tremayne. I mean they talked dirt poor about him in that other interview. But the "problems" they had seem to be more of a personal dislike than anything he ever specifically said or did to them. So I can completely understand his position when he says they talked behind his back. We as fans can see it first hand. That's sad.
Edited by Classic44, November 13 2013 - 09:48 AM.